It sounds like a pretty ominous security exploit, but it sure doesn't look easy to pull off.
When malware masquerades as a feature enhancement, some users inevitably get duped.
Of all the mobile platforms Android has by far the biggest malware problem—but it's still pretty rare.
Google makes developers responsible for keeping scammy stuff like simulated system alerts and sudden redirects out of their apps. The company also sets curbs on pornography.
Just how real are the threats, and what steps should you take to keep your phone free from infection?
AVAST has discovered a malicious app in the Google Play store that subscribes phone numbers to a premium messaging service.
A suspicious website tries to get people to download what is likely a bogus version of Flash player.
Businesses considering accepting Bitcoins or other forms of cryptocurrency should be prepared to battle a rising number of malware aimed at emptying digital wallets.
Using TOR makes it more difficult to trace the command-and-control server
Security isn't just for Windows computers anymore. At least it shouldn't be. Because these days we’re using a wide variety of devices and operating systems. And if you think that the criminals writing and using malware haven't noticed that, think again.